ALICE IN WONDERLAND
A monologue from the
book by Lewis Carroll
NOTE: This monologue is reprinted
from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll.
London: MacMillan and Co., 1866.
ALICE: [Angrily] Why, how impolite of him. I
asked him a civil question, and he pretended not to hear me.
That's not at all nice. [Calling after him] I say, Mr.
White Rabbit, where are you going? Hmmm. He won't answer me.
And I do so want to know what he is late for. I wonder
if I might follow him. Why not? There's no rule that I mayn't
go where I please. I--I will follow him. Wait for me, Mr. White
Rabbit. I'm coming, too! [Falling] How curious. I never
realized that rabbit holes were so dark . . . and so long . .
. and so empty. I believe I have been falling for five minutes,
and I still can't see the bottom! Hmph! After such a fall as
this, I shall think nothing of tumbling downstairs. How brave
they'll all think me at home. Why, I wouldn't say anything about
it even if I fell off the top of the house! I wonder how many
miles I've fallen by this time. I must be getting somewhere near
the center of the earth. I wonder if I shall fall right through
the earth! How funny that would be. Oh, I think I see the bottom.
Yes, I'm sure I see the bottom. I shall hit the bottom, hit it
very hard, and oh, how it will hurt!
MONOLOGUES BY LEWIS CARROLL